Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, November 14th, 2004
TMAs are "means of combining tens to hundreds of specimens of tissue onto a single slide for analysis at one time," scientists in the United States explained. "TMAs are most frequently constructed from paraffin embedded tissue; however, they can be constructed from frozen tissue."
"The construction of TMAs is flexible, meeting the focused needs of the investigator," noted T. Braunschweig and colleagues at the National Cancer Institute. "A TMA slide can be processed like an ordinary tissue section, and used for histochemical, immunohistochemical staining or in situ hybridization."
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